LS variable metadata
Variable: PSLIBBF
Table: LBSF
Short description: Number of children previously born alive to mother of child of sample father.
Full description:  
Coding notes: 00-25 = Number of children
space= Birth outside marriage
May be imputed
Notes: Only births to sample fathers in 1971-78 and 1981 were linked to the LS
The question is asked only if the birth being registered is within marriage The registrar records the number of the mother's previous liveborn children (excluding birth or births being registered) by her present husband and any former husband.
Units of measurement:  
Source: Draft entry for Births (Form 309) or draft entry for stillbirths (Form 308): confidential particulars Question 3(iii)
Former name of variable:  
Derived: N
Derivation: Not available
Date range:  
Keyword: Fertility
Comparable variables for other individuals:  
Comparable variables for other times:  
Restricted: N
Data type: Numeric
Length of field: 2
Reference 1: See LS Technical Volume (Hattersley and Creeser, 1995) p342 (live birth registration draft entry form),p345 (record of live birth form),pp24-25,pp95-96,p108 (general details), pp99-101 (comparability of data), p108 & p136 (data quality).